HC Deb 16 November 1932 vol 270 c1121
19. Mr. CLARRY (for Lieut.-Colonel APPLIN)

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the restoration of a speed limit of 20 miles an hour through all populous destricts and also impose a strict limit on the size and weight of heavy road vehicles, in view of the 'danger and damage caused by this form of road transport?


Definite limits on the size and weight of heavy motor vehicles are imposed by the Road Traffic Act, 1930, and the regulations made under it. The enforcement of the law must rest with the police and highway authorities. I do not think any advantage would result from the introduction of legislation to impose a general speed limit of 20 miles per hour in populous areas for all vehicles including private cars.

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